Two upcoming films in Bollywood, Ujda Chaman and Bala are currently embroiled in a controversy. The makers of Ujda Chaman have been claiming that Ayushmann Khurrana's Bala is an exact copy of their film. However, the latter's production banner, Maddock Films has denied all such claims. Now, it seems like the conflict between the two films and its makers has reached the court. Producer of Ujda Chaman, Kumar Mangat Pathak filed a case against Bala makers at the Bombay High Court and the first hearing of it will be held today.
Originally, Bala was supposed to hit screens after the release of Ujda Chaman. However, after the trailer of the latter was release, Bala makers preponed the film's release to hit screens on November 1 - a week earlier to that of Ujda Chaman. The film's director Abhishek Pathak has also objected to Bala's trailer which bore similarities to his film. He had said, "There are some similarities that can be seen between Bala and Ujda Chaman. I don’t know what’s happening. I came with my trailer on October 1 and they came out with it around October 10. So this question should be asked to them that how is it similar? If they had seen my trailer, they should have done something - at least, change something."
While the makers are at each other's throats, the actors seem to be taking things very lightly. Ujda Chaman star, Sunny Singh is not too bothered on being compared to Ayushmann, adding that it's an actor's job to act. He had said, "I am doing a film and I know that there’s another film, Bala, which kind of similar. Initially, I did feel, ‘Why and how is this happening?’ But then I realize that it’s okay. Ayushmann is playing his part and I am playing mine. We are both actors, doing our jobs. I love him and I’m a fan of his acting."